- hanged for a sheep as a lamb, might as well be,
- hanged, drawn, and quartered,
- hanging gardens of babylon
Origin of hanger
Examples from the Web for hangers
The center-right hedge fund clique known as Third Way, and associated Blue Dogs and hangers on.One of the Midterms’ Little-Noticed Big Losers: The NRA|Cliff Schecter|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The café can sit about 20 people, has a cozy atmosphere, beautiful paintings and hangers for scarves and manteaux.
Hangers on who get in touch with girls and still write things like, ‘If you get into the industry you can make $20,000 a month.’The Adult Industry Doesn’t Pay! (As Much As You Think)|Aurora Snow|November 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I ordered the drivers and hangers on to have the teams hitched up and ready at daylight.Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison|Austin Biron Bidwell
Bosco Blithers, professor of penmanship and author of “Pot-hooks and Hangers.”Three Hats|Alfred Debrun
Our men were bravely endeavouring to drive them back with their hangers and pikes, a few arquebuses also being brought into use.The Golden Grasshopper|W.H.G. Kingston
We found that the hangers could easily be bent without removal.
In course there was no more fight for us then; 'twas hip-hip hurray and up with our hangers.In Clive's Command|Herbert Strang
- any support, such as a hook, strap, peg, or loop, on or by which something may be hung
- See coat hanger
- a person who hangs something
- (in combination)paperhanger
- a loop or strap on a sword belt from which a short sword or dagger was hung
- the weapon itself
early 15c., "one who hangs (something)," especially "hangman;" agent noun of hang (v.). Meaning "something that is suspended" is late 15c. Meaning "thing from which something is hung" is from 1690s. Specifically of coat or dress hangers from 1873. Hanger-on is from 1540s.